How to format your references using the Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical (RSBMT). For a complete guide how to prepare your manuscript refer to the journal's instructions to authors.

Using reference management software

Typically you don't format your citations and bibliography by hand. The easiest way is to use a reference manager:

PaperpileThe citation style is built in and you can choose it in Settings > Citation Style or Paperpile > Citation Style in Google Docs.
EndNoteFind the style here: output styles overview
Mendeley, Zotero, Papers, and othersThe style is either built in or you can download a CSL file that is supported by most references management programs.
BibTeXBibTeX syles are usually part of a LaTeX template. Check the instructions to authors if the publisher offers a LaTeX template for this journal.

Journal articles

Those examples are references to articles in scholarly journals and how they are supposed to appear in your bibliography.

Not all journals organize their published articles in volumes and issues, so these fields are optional. Some electronic journals do not provide a page range, but instead list an article identifier. In a case like this it's safe to use the article identifier instead of the page range.

A journal article with 1 author
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Young L. Photonics: A stable narrow-band X-ray laser. Nature 2015;524(7566):424–5.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Bourc’his D, Bestor TH. Meiotic catastrophe and retrotransposon reactivation in male germ cells lacking Dnmt3L. Nature 2004;431(7004):96–9.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Waterhouse PM, Wang MB, Lough T. Gene silencing as an adaptive defence against viruses. Nature 2001;411(6839):834–42.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Zhang C, Wang Z, Dong J, Pan R, Qiu H, Zhang J, et al. Bilirubin modulates acetylcholine receptors in rat superior cervical ganglionic neurons in a bidirectional manner. Sci Rep 2014;4:7475.

Books and book chapters

Here are examples of references for authored and edited books as well as book chapters.

An authored book
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Bowen C. Children’s Speech Sound Disorders. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2015.
An edited book
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Marathon Running: Physiology, Psychology, Nutrition and Training Aspects. 1st ed. 2016. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
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Ferrari A, Reverberi S, Benedetti MG. Varismo del retropiede — supinazione o inversione dell’avampiede. In: Reverberi S, Benedetti MG, editors. L’arto inferiore nella paralisi cerebrale infantile: Semeiotica e chirurgia funzionale. Milano: Springer; 2013. p. 87–109.

Web sites

Sometimes references to web sites should appear directly in the text rather than in the bibliography. Refer to the Instructions to authors for Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical.

Blog post
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O`Callaghan J. This Ostrich Robot Can Run On Two Legs. IFLScience. 2017.

Reports

This example shows the general structure used for government reports, technical reports, and scientific reports. If you can't locate the report number then it might be better to cite the report as a book. For reports it is usually not individual people that are credited as authors, but a governmental department or agency like "U. S. Food and Drug Administration" or "National Cancer Institute".

Government report
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Government Accountability Office. Business Systems Modernization: Strategy for Evolving DOD’s Business Enterprise Architecture Offers a Conceptual Approach, but Execution Details Are Needed. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2007.

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
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Salazar A. Small school, big gains: A case study of urban high school reform. Doctoral dissertation, Long Beach, CA, California State University, Long Beach, 2012.

News paper articles

Unlike scholarly journals, news papers do not usually have a volume and issue number. Instead, the full date and page number is required for a correct reference.

New York Times article
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Davey M, Yaccino S. Milwaukee Suburb Tries to Cope With Girl’s Stabbing. New York Times 2014:A16.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (1).
This sentence cites two references (1) (2).
This sentence cites four references (1) (2) (3) (4).

About the journal

Full journal titleRevista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
AbbreviationRev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop.
ISSN (print)0037-8682
ISSN (online)1678-9849
ScopeParasitology
Infectious Diseases
Microbiology (medical)

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